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Longcase Clock - Gowans & Sons, Galashiels, Scotland, circa 1839 Object Reg. No: ST 019380

Longcase clock, made by Gowans & Sons, Galashiels, Scotland, circa 1839.
Break arch dial and large gilt scrolls on pediment. Painted dial with rural scene under arch and floral decoration in spandrels. Brass hands have floral motifs. Seconds dial below 2 and a calendar dial above six.

Weight driven.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Bequest from Mr John Askew, 1982
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 215 cm (Height), 25 cm (Width), 45 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: calendar clocks, longcase clocks, striking clocks, james gowans, horology
Themes this item is part of: Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: scotland
Inscriptions: Dial is marked 'Gowans & Sons Galashiels'. Handwritten label on inside back of case: includes illegible name and place (possibly James Gowan Belfast), and '4th October 1839'.
Maker: Gowans & Sons, Galashiels, Scotland, Great Britain, circa 1839


Geniaus Posted on 15 Feb 2010 6:57 PM
This clock was made by my husband's 3rd great grandfather. See more about James life at:
dennis smith Posted on 28 Apr 2010 5:17 AM
i have a grandfather clock made by james gowan of galashields
guido meens Posted on 07 Jul 2010 3:54 PM
would like to hear from the searching party for the james gowans clock
Gerard Brierley Posted on 10 Feb 2011 4:24 PM
I am looking for a James gowans clock
Drew Posted on 11 Aug 2014 9:19 AM
Why no pictures of the clock?

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